Campus WU


Vasko+Partner Ingenieure, with its expertise as a general consultant, together with the joint venture partner BUSarchitektur, provided the general planning for the new construction of Campus WU, the largest domestic university project and one of the most spectacular construction projects in Austria. The client is the project company Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Neu GmbH, with the two project leaders Maximilian Pammer from BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft) and Christoph Sommer from Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. The master plan by BUSarchitektur defined the infrastructure planning and open space design for the new university campus and divided the project into six construction sites.

A team of Vasko+Partner, consisting of sometimes more than 100 people, was often deployed around the clock for Campus WU. In addition to general planning, their activities included providing technical collaboration and support to international architectural firms, starting from the preliminary design phase up to the submission of documents. The general planner plays an absolutely indispensable role in projects of this scale, especially to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget. An example of the outstanding quality of planning and craftsmanship is the LC – the Library&Learning Center – with its slanted and intricate exposed concrete walls.


In addition to the unusual architectural designs for each building, Campus WU stands out with its ecological, comprehensive concept. This earned the new university the ÖGNI certification. Campus WU offers 90 lecture halls and seminar rooms with around 5,800 seats for students, as well as 3,000 workspaces in learning zones and project rooms. Together, WU and Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft have successfully realized an exciting flagship project with the new construction of Campus Wirtschaftsuniversität, which will significantly shape the knowledge society in Austria in a sustainable manner.

Client Bauherr: Projektgesellschaft Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Neu GmbH Nutzer: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Architektur: (Vorentwurf/Entwurf), Masterplan: BUSarchitektur LC: Learning and Library Center, Zaha Hadid Architects, Hamburg D1 TC: Hörsaalzentrum, BUSarchitektur, Wien D2 SC: Departmentgebäude, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Sendai D3 AD: Departmentgebäude, CRABstudio, London EA: Executive Academy, No.MAD Arquitectos, Madrid D4: Departmentgebäude, Estudio Carme Pinós, Barcelona Freiflächen: BUSarchitektur, Wien Generalplanung: Arge BUSarchitektur/Vasko+Partner
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